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Review: Quadra-Fire Castile

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Quadra-Fire Castile noisy, inneficient
Really REALLY noisy. Runs only at full high speed, heats to about ten degrees above setting, then shuts down, leaving cold pocket for hours. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Should cycle into lower setting, keep warm, allow for comfort. Less comfortable, rather than more. Wish we jad never installed.

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Reviewed and rated by outofthegroove on December 22, 2009

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Great looking stove… needs to be filled twice a day…classic style…it struggles to heat 1500 feet when it is cold out…a bit noise…it helps keep cost of running...

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Chip – Had your experience with a bad batch of pellets. Got my supplier to swap pellets out… and it was a different stove after that!
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